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Your ‘Earth Day’ news: NC energy-based emissions have been FALLING all century

For whatever reason this never makes news reports, even though it is big news: Energy-based emissions in North Carolina, like the U.S., have been falling all century. Here are some graphs; read more about them in my Spotlight report on The Market Forces Behind North Carolina’s Falling Emissions.






Washington Post backs ‘the reality that fracking can be performed safely’

The Republican governor of Maryland, Larry Hogan, has made an agreement with environmentalists so foolish that even the Washington Post is blasting it. Namely, he announced a support for banning hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in his state. The Post is having none of it: Mr. Hogan has now pulled Maryland into a small group of statesContinue Reading






About that big drop in NC energy emissions this century

What do all these things have in common? Curious? Read “The Market Forces Behind North Carolina’s Falling Emissions” to find out.






What does ‘proven oil reserves’ mean in the U.S.?

Here’s an interesting post at Power Line. President Obama was apparently fond of making it seem as if the U.S. has a wildly unbalanced demand for oil. Q.v., “We consume about 25 percent of the world’s oil. We only have 2 percent of the reserves.” But as John Hinderaker points out, unlike the rest ofContinue Reading






So why are NC’s energy-based emissions falling this century? Oh, and: NC’s energy-based emissions are falling this century

Read about this in my Spotlight report on The Market Forces Behind North Carolina’s Falling Emissions. If you’d like a hint, these charts: go a long way toward explaining this graph:






US intelligence: Putin funds anti-fracking campaign

Drew Johnson writes in Newsweek: Buried within the U.S. intelligence community’s report on Russian activities in the presidential election is clear evidence that the Kremlin is financing and choreographing anti-fracking propaganda in the United States. By targeting fracking, Putin hopes to increase oil and gas prices, destabilize the U.S. economy and threaten America’s energy independence. …Continue Reading






So CO2 emissions are down nearly 15% in NC since 2000—mostly thanks to fracking

A new Brookings Institute report discusses the “decoupling” of state economic growth with carbon dioxide emissions. The authors put it in context of President-elect Donald Trump’s possible energy policies. I see stand-alone lessons. For example, take a look at this chart from the report. You will notice that U.S. emissions began a noticeable decline aroundContinue Reading






EPA: Fracking’s lack of effect on water isn’t something we can’t not negate

BEATRICE: O, on my soul, my cousin is belied! BENEDICK: Lady, were you her bedfellow last night? BEATRICE: No, truly not; although, until last night, I have this twelvemonth been her bedfellow. LEONATO: Confirm’d, confirm’d! O, that is stronger made which was before barr’d up with ribs of iron! — William Shakespeare, Much Ado AboutContinue Reading